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Desert Drama ‘Saawan’ Selected by Pakistan for Oscar Contention

“Saawan,” a suspense drama set in the remote deserts, has been selected as Pakistan’s contender for the foreign-language Oscars race. The selection was announced by the Pakistan Academy Selection Committee. Based on real events that highlight societal injustices and the failure of the feudal justice system, the film is directed and lensed by … Variety


Outsider Pictures Prepares U.S. Release for Dominican Republic Oscar Entry ‘Woodpeckers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paul Hudson’s Outsider Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to José María Cabral’s “Woodpeckers,” which was chosen this week as the Dominican Republic’s candidate for the foreign-language category at the 90th Academy Awards. The deal was inked between Hudson and Film Factory founder Vicente Canales way before the Academy Award entry choice… Variety